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Old 07-11-2009, 04:13 PM   #1
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Red face Sara & Ryan's Wishes PJ & TR ~ 8/17/10 WP/GF/Marina ~ 1/22 Thank you!

Hey Everyone,

I'm so excited to start my PJ and so excited to be planning a Disney wedding of my own!
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The Planning

The Proposal

Venues: See next post

Photography and Video:

Engagement Photos - Guestbook slideshow - Actual Guestbook -
Videography

Floral and Decor:
Bouquets and Bouts - Centerpieces - Lee Forrest BEO - Floral Mock-up

Cake

The Dress and accessories:
Dress Shopping Round 1 - Dress Shopping Round 2 - THE DRESS - Jewelry - Headband - veil -
Actual pics of Veil and Ringbearer pillow - Shoes - Final Fitting

Hair and Make-up:
Hair Inspiration pics - Hair and Make-up Trial

Bridal Party Attire:

Bridesmaid Dresses

Save the Dates and Invites:

Save the Dates and Newsletter - Save the Date Magnets - Disney Save the Dates - Invite Mock-ups - Envelope Embossing -
Our Invites

Planning Session Recap
Day 1: Meeting with Lee Forrest - Day 2 - Day 3: PS - The Tasting - Floral and Decor -

Honeymoon


DIY Projects:

Will You Be My BM cards - Monogram - Cricut test run - Escort card mock-up - Sparkle Shirts - Groom Ears -
Table Names and Programs - Tears of Joy packets - Favors and Welcome Bags -
Completed Sparkle Shirts, hanky, programs, and seating cards

Misc

Wedding Rings
Guestbook Pen - Wedding Postage and Bridal Shower - Rehearsal Dinner

The Wedding
Wedding TR

Vendor Reviews - Glad I Did / Wish I didn't / Wish I did - Wedding Slideshow - Wedding Video Preview

Day 1: Part 1, Check-in at the GF
Day 1: Part 2, MK and Citricos
Day 2: Part 1, DHS
Day 2: Part 2, Girl's Night and Jellrolls
Day 3: Part 1, Epcot and Rehearsal
Day 3: Part 2, Rehearsal Dinner at Fulton's

Wedding Day
Bridal Brunch at 1900 Park Fare
Getting Ready
Getting Ready part 2
First Look
Group Photos and Pre-Ceremony
Ceremony: Part 1
Ceremony: Part 2
Post Ceremony Photos
Pre-Reception and Reception Set-up
Reception Part 1: First Dance, Toasts and Food
Reception Part 2: Cake Cutting and Parent Dances
Reception Part 3: Special Guests
Reception Part 4: More Special Guest pics and Dessert Party

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So a little about us, here's a pic from our recent trip:


We've been together for 6 years now ~ wow, that seems like such a long time but it has really flown by! We met while I was still in school and doing an internship, and it was probably four months before he ever really talked to me! I actually thought that he disliked me, and I thought it didn't make sense that he would dislike me for no reason because he was such a nice guy! Some of my coworkers tipped me off that Ryan did like me and we exchanged numbers before my last day. We started out sending each other a bunch of text messages and eventually went out on our first date.

And of course our first trip as a couple was in 2005 to Disney! We stayed in WL and had the best time. That was when Ryan realized that Disney wasn't just for kids! We went back in 2008 and stayed at AKL which was awesome and we just got back from our stay at the Grand Floridian and the best Disney trip yet! I think this last trip Ryan realized that he loved Disney almost as much as I do!

The proposal~ June 13, 2009


On our first day at Disney Ryan had planned for us to have dinner at Cinderella's Royal Table. We had an awesome meal, I love the Castle! After we finished our main meal our waiter came to the table with a covered plate and said:

"Your prince has ordered a special dessert for you", and lifted the lid to reveal a glass slipper on a bed of rose petals. He placed the plate on the table and I saw in the glass slipper was my beautiful ring on a rosebud! Now, I may write about this calmly now, but basically as soon as I saw the waiter with the plate I knew it was going to happen and started crying. Then Ryan started to tear up a little too.

He got down on his knee - in front of the whole restaurant - he was so nervous with everyone watching, I was too! - and asked me to marry him, of course I said yes! And everyone clapped and congratulated us!

This is kind of what it looked like (recreated by me later that night while Ryan went searching for our luggage)


and on my hand:


Afterwards the photopass photographer took some more pics of us, we had a champagne toast and they brought us out the glass slipper desserts. These were soo good!


We had a great night in Magic Kingdom, and eventually called everyone. They were all really excited!

It was really so perfect since I love Disney so much and I love the Magic Kingdom most of all. I'm also so glad to actually have pictures of the proposal, luckily I did a photopass share this year! I'll post some of those pics when I get the cd. I also loved that it happened in the beginning of the trip and it was just us, so we had all week to enjoy being engaged before coming home to the millions of questions!

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Old 07-11-2009, 04:46 PM   #2
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The plans so far...

We have finally decided on a Disney wedding , or should I say Ryan finally agreed to a Disney wedding since I decided a long time ago! . He loves Disney too but was worried about people not coming and I guess always wanted a big wedding. I have dreamed of a Disney wedding since I was about 11-12 years old and read a magazine article and found out it was even possible to have a Disney Wedding!

We thought it would be so fun since we can share something that we love so much with the people we care the most about. I also like that we'll have a few days to really spend with our guests. And of course now that we got engaged there Disney is even more special to us.

There are also financial reasons, which I think is what finally won Ryan over. Where we live basically everyone has a crazy huge wedding. The average cost of a typical wedding here is crazy! Since we're paying for the wedding, a Disney wedding is actually more cost effective for us. Wow, it's not often that the thing I want is the most cost effective option! But he couldn't argue the math, for less than half the price we could have a spectacular wedding versus a typical wedding at home.

So the details so far ~

Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - it had to be in the summer so that our guests could come. I like that it's on a Tuesday (minimums are cheaper!) but our guests can arrive on Saturday and then we'll have a few days for pre-wedding activities. We'll probably spend the rest of the week at Disney with any guests that are still there.

Ceremony: Disney's Wedding Pavillion (late afternoon). I wasn't so set on it until I saw it in person. It was seriously so beautiful I started tearing up and knew that was where I wanted to get married. Plus there's the Castle in the window and we all know how special the castle is to us!




Reception: I wanted Whitehall room, but I think we have too many people (our guest list is 75). So we're going to have the pre-reception on Whitehall patio and reception in a GF ballroom. If Whitehall gets booked up we'll do the pre-reception at the Summer House. And of course Wishes Dessert party at Sago Cay. We love the GF and Ryan really wants to have the reception there.


Honeymoon: Right now we're thinking Hawaii. Just not sure if we will go right from Disney or go home first and fly out from there, or go a few weeks later.

Photography: The Roots, I'm superexcited that they are free the day we want. We did an enagement session with them and loved them. I love them even more now that I've seen the pics!

Cosmotolgy: Ana from Beaute Speciale, She did my make-up for my engagement shoot and I thought it turned out awesome.

Bridesmaid dresses: I'm thinking charcol grey, and tea length, with the coordinating color being lavender.

That's all for now. Still have to finish the "Will You Be My Bridesmaid" cards (my very first wedding craft project). I also got the girls a tea bag rest when we were at the GF, it's shaped like a teapot and has an Alice in Wonderland design on it. I bought the Wonderland tea too and will probably give each one of those as well. But I'll post pics of the finished product.

We also have to officially tell the families about our date and location, hopefully everyone will be fine with it!
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:54 PM   #3
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Welcome and congrats!! I love all your plans so far! Your proposal story is so sweet! Looking forward to following along!
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Old 07-11-2009, 06:20 PM   #4
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Oh congratulations and Welcome!! We are also doing Wedding Pavillion, Whitehall room/patio and Sago Cay!! Can't wait to read more. Do you have a dress yet?
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Welcome and congrats!! I love all your plans so far! Your proposal story is so sweet! Looking forward to following along!
Aww thanks! I stopped by your PJ too, love all your plans, and I love the colors you picked. I thought about a dark purple like that, but when we were in Disney I saw a bridal party in dark gray and loved it, so that's how I decided on that!

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Oh congratulations and Welcome!! We are also doing Wedding Pavillion, Whitehall room/patio and Sago Cay!! Can't wait to read more. Do you have a dress yet?
Thanks do much! I really wanted the Whitehall room for the reception since I'm not too crazy about the regular ballrooms, but we have too many people. So I'm hoping a lot won't come . That will also leave me extra money in the budget for fun things like confetti cannons!

I don't have a dress yet, we just got engaged on June 13, 2009, so it hasn't quite been a month yet and I've been doing WW for a while so figured I'd wait a little longer for the dress shopping. I may stop into a shop on a whim, but probably real dress shopping will be in August, my best friend is coming up from Charlotte and I have the week off from work.

I love Maggie Sottero dresses though, particularly this one:
http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.a...11&style=J1209

I'm not sure how I feel about the bubble hem though, so I want to see it in person. I'm not too into beading and lace, a little is good but I really like when there is draping or ruching.
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Old 07-11-2009, 07:26 PM   #6
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Congrats on your engagement! That is such a cute proposal.

I loved your engagement shots and had to check out your PJ. You have the same BM dress I was going to go with, I love that dress!

Can't wait to read more.
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Aww thanks! I stopped by your PJ too, love all your plans, and I love the colors you picked. I thought about a dark purple like that, but when we were in Disney I saw a bridal party in dark gray and loved it, so that's how I decided on that!



Thanks do much! I really wanted the Whitehall room for the reception since I'm not too crazy about the regular ballrooms, but we have too many people. So I'm hoping a lot won't come . That will also leave me extra money in the budget for fun things like confetti cannons!

I don't have a dress yet, we just got engaged on June 13, 2009, so it hasn't quite been a month yet and I've been doing WW for a while so figured I'd wait a little longer for the dress shopping. I may stop into a shop on a whim, but probably real dress shopping will be in August, my best friend is coming up from Charlotte and I have the week off from work.

I love Maggie Sottero dresses though, particularly this one:
http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.a...11&style=J1209

I'm not sure how I feel about the bubble hem though, so I want to see it in person. I'm not too into beading and lace, a little is good but I really like when there is draping or ruching.
Oh that dress is so pretty!! I hear you about the bubble hem. I think it's cute, but not sure about on a wedding dress. You'll have to try it on
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Howdy!
Congratulations on your engagement!
Everything looks great! Can't wait to read more!
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Congratulations! Everything looks great so far! Your photos are gorgeous, you make an adorable couple! I think Hawaii is a great choice for a honeymoon, that is where we are going (three weeks tomorrow in fact!)
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Congrats on your engagement! That is such a cute proposal.

I loved your engagement shots and had to check out your PJ. You have the same BM dress I was going to go with, I love that dress!

Can't wait to read more.
Thanks! Yeah DF brags about how his proposal blows all of our friend's proposals out of the water! I did have to wait a long time for it, but it was totally worth it! I was so happy with how the pics turned out, and the Roots are available for our tentative date, so hoping everything goes according to plan. I think that dress is so cute and from what the website says the price is good too, since everyone is traveling I want to keep the price of the dresses as low as possible. There are a few other styles I like too, but they are also Alfred Angelo. I felt like I hit the BM jackpot when I found that site! I was having a tough time finding tea length dresses in the color I wanted

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Oh that dress is so pretty!! I hear you about the bubble hem. I think it's cute, but not sure about on a wedding dress. You'll have to try it on
I love it too, if only it was just a regular hem. I am only 5'2" so any dress is going to be super long on me, so I figure I could probably have it hemmed to take out the bubble if I love the dress but don't like that part. I definitely just have to try it on.

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Congratulations on your engagement!
Everything looks great! Can't wait to read more!
Thanks so much and thanks for following along!

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Congratulations! Everything looks great so far! Your photos are gorgeous, you make an adorable couple! I think Hawaii is a great choice for a honeymoon, that is where we are going (three weeks tomorrow in fact!)
It's funny because we probably made all of these decisions this week, before that I was getting really stressed out! Thanks so much! I love the photos too and the Roots and Ana sure did work their magic because we don't look that good on a normal basis .

Aww congrats! I hope you do a trip report and post tons of pics! We're really excited to go to Hawaii, I love that there are so may things to do, and you can also do nothing at all if you want. We just figured if we don't go now, when would we go? I wish the Disney Hawaii resort was going to be open in time, but am super excited Harry Potter world will be open when we have our wedding!
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Congrats and welcome! your engagement story was soo sweet! and you were a disney a week before we were! looking forward to reading all about yourn wedding planning adventure!!
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Congrats and welcome! your engagement story was soo sweet! and you were a disney a week before we were! looking forward to reading all about yourn wedding planning adventure!!
Thanks! Yeah DF did a good job! Cool, was it crazy hot when you were there too? Oh man, it sure is an adventure, this wedding planning stuff is stressful!
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Will you Be My... cards and gifts

So I officially finished my first wedding craft, the "Will you by my..." cards, they did take a while to make but I was really happy with how they turned out. And I think they sold me on my color scheme. I think it will be gray, with accents of lavender and I think I will use green as a second coordinating color.

I found a really cute stamp kit at AC Moore and that gave me the idea. Then I just found papers I liked and blank cards.

I haven't sent them out yet...soo shhhh don't tell them

Here's what they look like:

For the Flower girl and Ring bearer they are brother and sister so I figured I could get away with one card


And the Matron of Honor cards look like this:

Here's the little trinket I'm going to mail with it, I got them in Sandy Cove at the Grand Floridian on our trip.


I showed some of my co-workers and they were like "oh you should make your own invitations". Yeah right, it took me forever to make 6 cards, I can't imagine if I had to make 50!

But I figure with everything that they're going to do for me, I wanted to ask them in a special way.
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OMG, those are so cute! You did an awesome job.
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